Title: Activist Performance Blogging Event in association with University of Manchester Department of Drama
Description: A collective blogging event with a group of artists, activists, researchers.
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 20:00
In response to a century that has witnessed a proliferation of theatrical forms of activism, from the occupation of Seattle by an emergent global justice movement in 1999 to the more recent uprisings across the Arab world that led to a million citizens gathering in Tahrir Square in Cairo in 2011, the Activist Performance blog is facilitating a collective blogging event with a group of artists, activists, researchers.
The event will take place from 2pm – 5pm on 10th July 2013, at MadLab in the Northern Quarter of city centre Manchester (click here for directions). Please bring ideas for protest gestures to research, and also (if you have one) a laptop or tablet with wireless capability, as well as any other materials that might form the stimulus for your own or other people’s blogging …Tea and coffee provided!
The day-time activity will be following by an evening event (6 – 8pm) at which there will be a series of short presentations about activist performance. If you would like to attend either or both of the (free) events please email:laurence.malt@postgrad.
We very much look forward to hearing your questions, comments or blog posts in response to this invitation. If you have any questions please get in touch. For more information, please visit our website or tweet @ActivistPerform